Have you ever seen someone who does not use direct eye contact, or flaps their hands? Have you ever seen someone who repeats the same words, or does not speak at all? These are all signs of autism. Autism is a developmental disorder, in which abuses they way they communicate and interact with others. (“Facts and Statistics.”) I believe that kids with autism should not be homeschooled, because mainstreaming helps parents save money, avoids parents from making difficult sacrifices, and helps kids develop better social interaction skills. (“Facts and Statistics.”)Although homeschooling may seem like a better option for a child with autism, you have to consider putting your child in a general education. A public school is free, where your child can get just as good an education as they would homeschooling or in a private school. Depending on the seriousness of your child’s autism, you have the option of getting an aid to help them throughout the day. Your child would be safe, and they would be getting an education in which they love and understand. (“Is Homeschooling a Good Option for My Child with Autism?” ) Homeschooling is a very difficult process. It takes up a parent or legal guardian’s personal free time so that they can teach their child. As if that were not hard enough, it takes extra time and care to teach an autistic child. The parent would have to take more time than usual to make sure whatever the child is learning makes sense to them. It makes them take off work, which results in not getting many hours of a work done. It is easier to send your child to a public school, so they do not have to make as many sacrifices. (“4 Takeaways from Parents Who Homeschool Children with Autism.”)Public schools have many kids, ranging from 200-800 kids per school. (Table 5.) These schools are filled with amazing kids, maybe even kids with autism. If your child goes to a public school, they become vulnerable to an open society. These kids get the chance to become friends with anyone they choose, developing better social interaction skills. Social interaction is one of the major problems kids with autism suffer from. If they become open to new people, it helps them develop a strong bond with them, and allows them to become better with social interaction. Although autism is not curable or treatable, it can improve the things autistic children suffer from. (Lisa Jo Rudy.)I do believe that kids with autism should not be homeschooled. It helps parents save money, avoids parents from making difficult sacrifices, and helps kids develop better social interaction skills. Autism is not curable, but mainstreaming can improve the things these children suffer from. Autism is not what defines these kids, it is only what holds them back. We can be the ones to push them forward, and not hold them back by homeschooling. Do you want to hold back your child from doing great things in the world, or do you want to be the ones who push them forward?